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)usiness is good in downtown, according to survey, byDebbieBerto questionnaire, the average good for a small town although it was also reported The biggest assets of the Business in downtown afnualgros_s^.pe, r square foot bus,essdistrict. _ that business had increased downtown are atmosphere citizen&apos;s questionnaire" survey,(seea aquah is "pretty strong" u ,.u.,.,csum, space was ui course, tlae major during 1982. and location. , below) and the data it has :oraing to John Owen of found to be about $100. concern is what the new The results of the business _ .... ' .. . collected to create a plan for tkers, an urban design Owen, whose firm is working shopping centers in Issaquah survey will be discussed at a - lne t)lggest problems thecity's downtown. n who conducted a survey for the Issaquah Chamber of will siphon off of that," said meetin of downtown mer- are parking, variety of the businesses. Commerceon a revitalization Owen Most respondents to chant landlord at Gib business, traffic circulation . . s and ............... - . "So far I see two major 50 percent of the plan]or oowntown, said that the survey now view Bellevue son H all, Thur sday, and visual character, goals for the plan emerging," responding to a aJt per square toot is very as the principal competition, Februarv 10 7"30 n m A . .. said Owen. "One will be to J ' " '-" " * Immediate SOIUtEOnS are movie focusing on the pro- needed for traffic control, make the area more conve- rs seek citizen input downtown Issaquah plan part of a joint effort undertaken by the City of Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, Architecture and Urban Design is developing an improvement plan for the down- vn. The ultimate goal of this plan, besides making the area a more attractive and convenient point, is to assist local businesses by increasing the downtown's overall economic vitality. part of this process Makers has prepared this questionnaire to elicit comments and from interested citizens. if you have a wish to make your views known, please fill out the questionnaire below and il to the project office at 2112 Smith Tower, Seattle, Washington 9.8104 or drop it off at the of Commerce office at 24 Front Street N. in downtown Issaquah. If you have any call John Owen at Makers offices, 623-7843 or Sylvia Werkau at the Chamber 392-7024. blems of the small town business, and preliminary concepts for revitalization of Issaquah's downtown will also be presented by Makers at the meeting. The public is also welcome. Owen outlined other fin- dings of the survey. parking, visual identity, and the develolhihent of new business. * Comments ranged from "we need a good strong theme" to "nothing will help." Owen said his firm will use nient and the other will be to attract outside shoppers by strenghtening the visual iden- tity." Owen said that within two to four weeks, Makers could have preliminary sketches of that "visual identity" available for comments. The Issaquah Press, Wednesday, February 9, 1983 - Page 7 Fall City Florist and Gifts < ReRnloeems er YUrcVaarlneal:ionnes! "" t.', Long Stem*3'doz. [ Bunch '17"*  Arranged *37" doz. [ Arranged *19s-*21s " A Special Valentine Arrangement *12.50 Fresh Flower Bouquets *4 to *8 Handmade Baskets and Fans (Philippines) 49" to *8 Beautiful Assortment of Plants and Cards-- We Deliver to Issaquah Preston, North Befldr Sffoq , Duvall, Corn, and all Bellevue HoBpitah 33625 S.E. Fall City-Redmond Rd. Located between Book Coral & RIvervlew Realty Mon.-Sat. 9:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 9:3041p.m. 222-5084 Balloons Latex '1.00 Printed '1.25 Mylar '2.50 What day do you most often visit downtown Issaquah? (Circle only one number) l Monday 2 Tuesday 3 Wednesday . Thursday 5 Friday 6 Saturday 7 Sunday What time of day are you most likely to use downtown Issaquah? l Early Morning 4 Early Afternoon 6 Lunch Time 2 Late Morning 5 Late Afternoon 7 Evening 3 Other_ How often do you visit downtown lssaquah? l Daily 4 Two or three times a month 2 At least three or four times a week 5 Once a month 3 One or two times a week 6 Less than once a month What activities do you do in downtown Issaquah apply)? ------- Shop for goods Visit a professional office (Real estate, doctor, etc.) Visit the park or hatchery How would you rate downtown Issaquah for the following? (Circle each). Attractiveness of dOwntown GOOD Quality of eating places GOOD Cleanliness of streets and sidewalks GOOD COmfortable places to sit outside GOOD Number of convenient parking spaces GOOD COnvenience of shopping hours GOOD Friendliness of sales people Safety during the evening Number of events, festivals, and I" Special downtown promotions GOOD GOOD GOOD on a regular basis (Check those which __ Use the Govt. offices or Post Office Visit a restaurant or tavern Use a bank Other one response for FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW WINE AND BEER VARIETY DEPT. go0ds sold :...,, ....  :,,;,+ GOOIX FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW  .'! GOOD FAIR POQR DON'T KNOW Qagoods so ?: GOOD FAIR POOR DON'T KNOW What do you perceive as being the most valuable assets of downtown Issaquah? (Circle maximum of three.) 1 Convenient location 2 Good atmosphere 3 Easy access 4 Volume of traffic 5 Other (specify) " What do you perceive as being the most critical problem facing downtown Issaquah? (Circle maximum of three.) 1 Lack of parking 5 Competition from new shopping areas 2 ApPearance of business 6 Other (specify) 3 Lack of variety of businesses 7 Traffic circulation 4 Difficult access 8 Local govt. restrictions (specify) ' What other types of business would you like to see located in Issaquah? )" Which of the following factors do you consider most important in helping downtown ISSaquah meet your needs? Give a 10 to the factor you consider a most important, 9 to ,ze next most important, an 8 to the next, etc .---- Increased parking Improved traffic control Identification as a: "shopping area" with a design theme Merchants Association Location of another major retailer in your immediate area Group coordinate hours or , advertising Improved access and convenience More pleasant shopping environment Improved pedestrian traffic and access to your business Street improvements ___More office and service activities in ' downtown Issaquah Other (specify). of parking Which do you feel are Issaquah's most important physical characteristics? (Check a maximum of 3.) "-------2 Natural setting Small town character HJstone buildings Association with railroad history Parks _Fish hatchery Front Street character ' Views Other (specify) II. hieh do you feel are the most important projects for improving Issaquah's visual Image? (Check a maximum of 3,) Improved landscaping and street trees Building and signing improvements Park improvements Sidewalk and pedestrian improvements Other (specify) 12. Special identity feature Do You have any other comments on downtown Issaquah or this study? Bel-air, Frozen Also, Apple Juice g 12-oz. Can From Florida fried Peas, Cut Corn, Peas & Carrots or Mixed Vegetables JuicelFriedChickenl Vegetables C Jena's Pizza Frozen. ,0.3-oz. ............ pk, 99' Frozen Soups RE ,.oz. FARMS ............ Pkg. 99'  Party W,-:_Po-,Prd. ,,.oz. "'"'v Topp,n, ............... Tub 79'  Grape '- '--WELCH'S 12-oz, dlUl Frozen ............... Con 79 Five AlIun SNOW CROP, Frozen 12 .... .'ulWor Fruit Punch ............ Can 89 BANQUET Frozen g 2-lb. Box J Ice Milk lucerne Half Gal. Asst. Flavors ............. Carton 99' Apple Juice TREETOP 12-oz. Frozen ................ Can 89 g .PEPPERIDOE Assorted 7-oz. $1 B9 FARS DeliSFroz. ................ p. , g 11-oz. Birdseye Rice Froze ............. Pkg, 99' Lender's Bagels Froze .... ,2-as. .... e, 59' Bel-air $ Frozen g 2-lb. Bag 19  Froze -" - Bel-oir lS.7S-oz. S ufnners Man Siz .......... Pkg. 1 ) 9 g Bel-air 20-oz, s 149 Strawberries Who,e. Frozen ...... Bog Country s Froze ...... Pk0, 59' Waffle- Bel-air . ]1 .... Pie Shells Bo, air. Frozen Deep O',h ................ Po 79' J Bread "" ,_ BeLair Pkg. of 2 "lr L]lvUgll Frz., White... l-lb. Loaves /1 Meat Pies Scotch Buy Frozen $ 6-OZ. Pkgs.  Tater T"'4" Bet'ir 2-lb. ....to Froz.o .......... Bee 89' French Fries Beor Frozen ,;g Steak Cut ............ 89 J Frank Fritters OMP,C ..... t0 .... S 16 . . Pkg. Celeste "" Deluxe 19 .... s2,, rlzzn f ................ Pkg Dinner r ORE-IDA, Frz. 24-oz. tries Coun,ry s, ....... Bog 99' ,oz el. Aqua-fresh Toothpaste ........ Tube _ g ;-oz. $2s9 Sassoon O Shampoo ........... Bottle ---- g 7-OZ Hoirspray or S 1 9 Silkience .......... ' - * .. 15-oz. Shampoo t Mobil" ,ow.,o , >uper Motor O, .......... O*r, 89  UNBLEACHED E,,l,J.mu,. II o i Lucerne Assorted r (Also' 6"OZ" Gourmet) Yogurt $ S-OZ. Cartons lOIb FI '" ...... Pkg. - our gCubeMargarine.OA 73' t Gold'n Soft Margarine ............. ITlubb 75 q GOLD MEDAL $ All Purpose Unbleached or Better For Bread Bag Ballard Biscuits rBut'er sT S-as $, Milk ........ qt Tubes ).Jb. $19S j Oarigold Butter ............. Pk, , Visit Safeway's Flarol Dept. for the Perfect Gift for Your Valentine! 69 6.5-oz. Chunk Tuna STAR-KIST ............ Can 89 4.oz. $1 6v j Long Grain Rice MB ......... Be, Peanut Butter SKIPPY... ....... ,8-oZ.Jor Sl" Choc. Chips NESTLESem,- $ 69 Sweet Morsels g 1 2-oz. Bag 16-oz. Lite Fruits .BB'S ................. Coa 69 Niblets Corn REE, "V'z s ! GIANT ............ ,& Cans Pork & Beans vA. )-oz. CAMP'S ........... Can 59 ' J Grape Juice WELCH'S. 64-Ol. SOS9 .......... Bottle t Heinz Ketchup .... 32.o,. $1  * .......... Bottle Pickles VEAS,C. oun,,, sty. 4.oz. s 16, Dills or Baby D s .............. Jar g ,  I-- Fresco. Tab, Sprite L12-oz S ..oca-olo S.F. Sprite or Diet 12okell Cons - 79 . Tostitos Troditionolor 12-oz. Sl 6, Nocho Chips ............ :..  Bog Yosemite Rd. ,oko, Wh,tehoh,,, s3. Vin Rose', Rhine. 3.Ltr. Farron "'" Re wt,,ea, s36 Klage ose.. ........... ,s-t Olympia BeerNoRe, .... 12 Boltlos12 .... s3" Brew 102 Beer. ,:, .... Sl s ......... ILl Cans MJB Coffee Regular or Drip g 3-lb. Can 39-0Zi Flaked Coffee '5 99 Miracle ""'" RAFT whip D,essi,.. 4B .... s2 ......... Jar Grapenuts POST 24BoZ x s 1" With Raisins ........... Crackers Baker. I-lb. Graham Bo,, ..... Bo, 79' IBladeRoast C --_OSCAR 1 -lb. Cheese Hot DOgSYER S14v ...... Pkg. 7-Bone Roast !A Choice ........ lb. s I" Lunch u....fe.oy ,.o, $1 ' II;IIMll Combo Pock ............ Pkg. 4.o: $21 Dinner Franks A.OUR ........... Pk0 Fryers Fresh, Cut-up Manor House Southern Grown Corned n....s fewoy Sl )) UI risker ................ lb. Pork Rib -" 14tolT-lb. SlB9 .nops Loins ............. lb. Fresh Snapper Fillets ......... ,b. $ IB' Fresh Dover Sole F,,o,. .......... ,b S2" Oranges California $ Navel Seedless -Ibs. [ Fresh Asparagus, Tender... lb. si.90 ! Head Lettuce California Ia Iceber 0 .............. [och J1 Fresh Broccolicofiforni ............. lb. 59' Sweet Red Grapes Co,,farno ..... 'b. 49 Anjou a .... Extro Foncy rEllla Sweet .................. lb. 59 Ruby Red Texas Grown Large Size pefruit For ........................ -',-''- --- " -.I I 2 .or Fresh Tofu Oriental ................ P k  98' Won Ton Wraps Oriental ..... '  .... Fresh Sugar Peas Ch ............ ,b $1 0 White " s.eet. Onions umbo. Unpeeted ....... [b 39 TOP ureaa Homesy[e .............. Loaf 69' t French ,,..._u, Wright's' 16-oz. DtIUU Sliced ............. Loaf S 9 I Prices effective Wednesday, February 9th thru Tuesday, February 15, 1983. Sales in retail quantities only.